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1960s
Roy Orbison's, "Blue Angel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hobo angel
Original Lyrics:
Oh blue angel
Roy Orbison's, "Blue Bayou"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm blue by you
Original Lyrics:
On blue bayou
Roy Orbison's, "Breakin' Up is Breakin' My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
No dented mess
Original Lyrics:
No tenderness
Roy Orbison's, "Candy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, shudder
Original Lyrics:
Come on, sugar
Roy Orbison's, "Crying"
Misheard Lyrics:
As you stunk to say hello
Original Lyrics:
As you stopped to say hello
Roy Orbison's, "Falling"
Misheard Lyrics:
It wasn't you
Original Lyrics:
It wasn't true
Roy Orbison's, "Goodnight"
Misheard Lyrics:
My lonely woman child
Original Lyrics:
My lovely woman child
Roy Orbison's, "I'm Hurtin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the paid beguine
Original Lyrics:
And the pain began
Roy Orbison's, "Léah "
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, Leon, Leon
Original Lyrics:
Hey, Léah, Léah
Roy Orbison's, "Mean Woman Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I got a woman beaning she can be
Original Lyrics:
Well, I got a woman mean as she can be
Roy Orbison's, "Ride Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Highway the highway
Original Lyrics:
I ride the highway
Roy Orbison's, "Running Scared"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's a nacho
Original Lyrics:
That he might show
Roy Orbison's, "The Crowd"
Misheard Lyrics:
I go out with a clown
Original Lyrics:
I go out with the crowd
Roy Orbison's, "Twinkle Toes"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's tough to f*** it
Original Lyrics:
It's tough to forget
Roy Orbison's, "Workin' for the Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lookin' for the man
Original Lyrics:
Workin' for the man
 
1970s
Bee Gees', "Stayin' Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can tell by the way I use my Wok
Original Lyrics:
Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
Chicago's, "Saturday in the Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
A Browns fan still can tell stories his own way.
Original Lyrics:
A bronze man still can tell stories his own way
Jackson Browne's, "Running On Empty"
Misheard Lyrics:
Looking out at the road, where should I learn my wheels?
Original Lyrics:
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Jennifer Warnes', "Right Time of the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's the way the Bible always said it should be.
Original Lyrics:
That's the way my momma always said it should be.
Queen's, "Fat Bottomed Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the morbid tits and hoes!
Original Lyrics:
I've got mortgages and homes.
Queen's, "Fat Bottomed Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
All you mortgages and hoes!
Original Lyrics:
I've got mortgages and homes.
Queen's, "Fat Bottomed Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you have horses in your toes?
Original Lyrics:
I got stiffness in ma' bones.
Queen's, "Sleeping on the Sidewalk"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was blowin' two million fans
Original Lyrics:
I was blowin' to a million fans
Ringo Starr's, "No No Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
It only makes me sleep
Original Lyrics:
It only makes me sneeze
Rush's, "Working Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lock it up, seven years, and I go to work all night.
Original Lyrics:
I get up at seven, yeah
And I go to work at nine.
Steely Dan's, "Hey 19"
Misheard Lyrics:
Way back in, 1957, I was the grand Gamma Gotch!
Original Lyrics:
Way back when, in '67, I was the dandy of Gamma Chi.
The Hollies', "The Air That I Breathe"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes all I need is the end of the breeds
Original Lyrics:
Sometimes all I need is the air that I breathe
 
1980s
Bette Midler's, "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can fly higher than any goal.
Original Lyrics:
I can fly higher than an eagle.
Bryan Adams', "Summer of '69"
Misheard Lyrics:
With me out chewing wine
Original Lyrics:
We needed to unwind
Culture Club's, "Time (Clock of the Heart)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tide won't give me Tide
Original Lyrics:
Time won't give me time
Def Leppard's, "Hysteria"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oy Vey
Original Lyrics:
Oh babe
John Mellencamp's, "Lonely Ol' Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold me all night
or
Lonely all night
Original Lyrics:
Lonely ol' night
Queen's, "Friends Will Be Friends"
Misheard Lyrics:
...but you've got friends to get drunk
Original Lyrics:
...but you've got friends you can trust
The Police's, "Canary in a Coal Mine"
Misheard Lyrics:
West of Palermo where the atmosphere is less than perfect
Original Lyrics:
First to fall over when the atmosphere is less than perfect
 
1990s
Etta James', "I Just Wanna Make Love to You"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I want you to be shoe
Original Lyrics:
But I want you to be true
John Mellencamp's, "Get a Leg Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
She must be thanking
Original Lyrics:
She must be thinking
Prodigy's, "Smack My Bitch Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
track my pizza
Original Lyrics:
smack my bitch up
Selena's, "Dreaming of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been thinking of you tonight
Original Lyrics:
I've been dreaming of you tonight
Selena's, "I Could Fall in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
And never let you grow
Original Lyrics:
And never let you go
 
2000s
Alanis Morissette's, "You Oughta Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yoodle, yoodle, yoodle otter no!!
Original Lyrics:
You, you, you oughta know!!
Bubba Sparxxx's, "Ms. New Booty"
Misheard Lyrics:
Puka puka puka puka puke everywhere
Original Lyrics:
Booty booty booty booty booty everywhere
Commercial's, "Put a Smile On (McDonald's TV Commercial Jingle)"
Misheard Lyrics:
beat the misers beat the misers
Original Lyrics:
Put a smile on, put a smile on.
Elton John's, "Answer in the Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
An answer in disguise
Original Lyrics:
An answer in the sky
Flogging Molly's, "Drunken Lullabies"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe it's the way we f***(ed)
Original Lyrics:
Maybe it's the way we fought.
Scooter's, "Jigga Jigga!"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am the lyrical teaser
Addicted to the massive clown
Original Lyrics:
I am the lyrical teaser
Addicted to the massive crowd
The Fray's, "Over My Head"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone knows I ran over my head, over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime.
She's on your mind she's on your mind
Original Lyrics:
Everyone knows I'm in over my head, over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime.
She's on your mind she's on your mind
The Kooks', "Ooh La"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beauty is a card, that muskrat played
Original Lyrics:
Beauty is a card, that must get played
 
2010s
Amaranthe's, "Boomerang"
Misheard Lyrics:
You think I'm underground but I am a King Kong
Original Lyrics:
If you're underground then I am a king crowned
Miley Cyrus', "Who owns my heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
The music tells me what's a feline
Original Lyrics:
The music tells me what's it feel like
Taylor Swift's, "Delicate"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is for the best
My reputation's never been worse so
It was like Hi Fu Mi
Original Lyrics:
This ain't for the best
My reputation's never been worse so
You must like me for me

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